Cookie Bars Recipe

Every other Sunday we go to my parents for dinner. My mom always makes the main dish and then all of us girls bring a side or dessert to go with it. Every once in awhile we get lazy and will not bring a dessert to share, and when that’s the case we always pull out one of our favorite quick and sweet recipes to have for that night (cuz we just can’t go a Sunday night with NO dessert). ;)

Any way, one of our favorite go-to dessert recipes for Sunday nights is Pan Chewies – a Cookie Bars recipe. My sister, Tara, is always the ones who makes these and I have to admit – they are just so darn good! They are quicker and easier than cookies but taste just as good and are best served while warm. I promise you will love these!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (aka Pan Chewies) - our family's go-to Sunday Night Dessert! #cookiebars

I’m not sure where we got this recipe… we’ve been making it for so long! Here is the Cookie Bars recipe for you to enjoy too!

Cookie Bars Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Melt butter in microwave safe bowl until melted. Let cool.
  2. Add brown sugar, vanilla and egg - mix well.
  3. Add dry ingredients gradually. Blend well, and pour into greased 9x9 pan.
  4. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
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{We often double the recipe and put it into a 9×13 pan and bake until the middle is cooked – a few minutes longer than what the recipe calls for.}

You can also change things up by adding different kinds of chips. I like to throw in white chocolate and butterscotch chips and my sisters like to do semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips. It’s easy to change up and can be made to anyone’s liking. :)

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These M&M Chocolate Oat Bars are SOO good (and EASY!) #bars #chocolate { lilluna.com }

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{This is how my sweet Evie smiles… she bunches up her nose and attempts to smile. I LOVE it!!}

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  1. 1

    Ummm….those look absolutely AMAZING! Chocolate chip cookies/bars are my craving of choice right now….Thanks for sharing!
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  2. 3

    Looks so delicious!! I love your daughter’s crinkled nose smile. So cute!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  3. 5

    These look AMAZING! :)

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  4. 6

    These look rich and delish. What a great fast bar!
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  5. 8

    All of these bars look great. I especially love the chocolate chip one that looks uncooked in the inside. I love raw cookie dough and underbaking chocolate chip cookies. I am sure it’s just as delicious in a bar. YUM

  6. 9

    Oh my goodness, your little girl is TOO cute! And I love cookies in bar form, can’t wait to try these!

  7. 10

    Oh I love these bars! And that’s exactly what my daughter does when she smiles. The scrunched nose smile :)
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  8. 11

    Wow!! These look and sound amazing!! These take me back to being a kid when my grandmother made some kind of cookie bar. Now I’m off to find that recipe :)

    Please come share these on Much Ado About Monday on Huckleberry Love!

    Karla

  9. 12

    I saw these on my Facebook feed and decided to make them today since I’m at home sick (I needed something comforting!). So good and so much easier than cookies since I didn’t have to stand there plopping out balls of cookie dough. Yum!

  10. 13

    I just want to thank you for your recipes. I have tried several and they are always a hit with my family. Now, whenever I am asked to make something I always check your site first.

  11. 14

    I just stumbled across this on pinterest! Those cookie bars sound amazing!

  12. 15

    I might have to make these–immediately! They look wondderful.
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  13. 16

    These look amazing Kristyn! Definitely on my must-bake list!
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    • 17

      Let me know if you try them – they are seriously our FAV!!! PS – It was great seeing you last night!! So glad I was able to come so I could see you gals one last time before we leave. :)

  14. 18

    These looks delicious!

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  15. 19

    I just got done makin these but mine don’t look like the picture. Are they a greasy cookie bar? THey look so good on the picture!

  16. 20

    Just found these pinned on Pinterest and decided to make them. They turned out perfectly! I topped mine with chocolate chips, pecans and a few leftover toffee bits….yummy!

  17. 21

    I made the chocolate bars twice and they turned out like Kristi’s. Is there a trick?

    • 22

      I am in the same boat. I just made a batch and its like chocolate chip soup…way too much liquid. I think the ratio of flour to sugar to butter is off. Can you double check your recipe to see if you mis-typed something?

  18. 23

    These look delish! I have a person question…Is your daughter’s name with a long E or short E? What is it short for? We are having a baby girl and thinking about the name Evelyn and calling her Evvy, but not sure how to spell the nickname.

    thanks!

    • 24

      They are delish – you should try them!! As for the name, her real name is Eveline (ev-uh-line) and her nickname is Evie (Ee-vee). We LOVE the name. :)

  19. 25

    How do they do in a large sheet cake pan? I’m assuming you’d double the recipe you’d use for a 9 x 13 size. Will they cook in the middle without burning the edges? I’m wanting to try this today, but I just might do two cake pans just to be safe.

  20. 26

    Making these for the 2nd time with white whole wheat flour I ground myself! The first time I put them in the small pampered chef bar pan & that was a big mistake! It overflowed all inside my oven & my kids were devastated. DH & I sent them to bed sad & we, being the good parents that we are, ate what we could from the middle before soaking the crust off the stone bar pan. Yes. It was ThAT good. This time it’s in the oven in a regulation pan. We love it.

    • 27

      YAY! SO glad you love it and sorry for the mess it made the first time. Hopefully the second batch turns out better. :)

      • 28
        Jennifer Reiter :

        My hubby asked for a cookie cake for his birthday. These were even better than the traditional cookies cakes I’ve made before. Thank goodness it makes a 9×9. Leftovers would be dangerous.

        • 29

          Comments like yours make my day! So glad you guys liked the recipe as much as we do!! Happy Birthday to your hubby! :D

  21. 30
    Betsy Pfaller :

    I tried these a few days ago and mine were really greasy. I used 1 cup of sifted flour and I think it should have been 1 cup of flour, sifted. Can you advise if you sifted then measured or measured then sifted.

  22. 32

    Hi! For your cookie bar recipes, how many servings is it suppose to be?

  23. 34

    It’s really a cool and useful piece of info. I am glad that you just shared this useful information with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  24. 35

    Just made these last night for my two boys (three if you count my husband!) and they LOVED them. So simple and so good. Thanks so much for posting this! A great recipe for those of us who are baking “challenged”!

    • 36

      So glad your family liked them, Amanda. They are very easy and one of those go-to desserts my family makes at least once a month. ;) Thank you for stopping by!

  25. 37

    OMGGG!!! this was the best thing ever. The flavour is a combination of a brownie and chocolate chip cookies! I was just wondering how this would turn out if you tripled the recipe (because some recipe just don’t turn out good when you)?

  26. 41

    Hi I am 11 years old. And I love to bake !!!! This was soooo good. I loved it

  27. 43

    Can you add m&m’s to it?

  28. 49

    I just made these, they came out wonderful!

  29. 50

    I have these in the oven now….my home smells amazing and brought my hubby out of his snoring slumber lumbering into the kitchen. :) I doubled the recipe to take some to my coworkers..and they look amazing…mine weren’t greasy at all…make sure your melted butter is completely cooled…and make sure your using real butter not margarine ..just a thought …mine turned out beautiful..hope there’s some left for my Coworkers..

  30. 52

    Must we preheat the oven ?

  31. 54

    Just a note for people like me. I transcribed the recipe with two words mixed. I put sifted flour, instead of flour sifted. HUGE DIFFERENCE. I looked at it and thought, “Wow, that is just enough flour.” But, I wasn’t smart enough to go with my own instincts. I’m a huge proponent of following a recipe exactly the way it was written the first time. So my own mistake bit me in the butt!

    • 55

      So sorry about that!! If I ever used flour that is sifted for any recipe I always measure it first and THEN sift. Hopefully you can try it out again. :)

  32. 56

    I am making these right now for the second time, so good!!! We added a scoop of peanut butter, and it adds that hint of peanut butter and makes them even more delicious!! Tonight I used self rising flour because I didn’t realize we had run out of regular flour… Don’t know what it will do but I’m sure they will still be yummy!

  33. 59

    These are delicious!! A super quick alternative to chocolate chip cookies. Yum! I was unknowingly out of chocolate chips so I used chocolate chunks and mixed them right in. I have some more in the oven right now!! :)

  34. 61

    Ohmygoodness. These were AH-mazing!!!! Going straight into my Favorites file. And so much easier than making cookies!!!!!!

  35. 62

    Oh, my goodness! I just made these. They are fabulous! All the gooey deliciousness of chocolate chip cookies without the hassle of make individual cookies. I mixed the chips in with the batter. Thanks for posting!

  36. 64

    These look so yummy!!! I’m diabetic, so I’ll have to alter it a little, but I think it would make a nice little bite if I “need” to cheat! ;)

  37. 66

    Ohhhhh yummmy! I can’t wait to make these little bits of yummy goodness for my little fam!
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  38. 68

    found this recipe on Pinterest. Needed to make a treat for some company that was coming over. Made these for the first time (always risky business when you’re using a new recipe that you haven’t tried and tested yet). These bars were delicious! Came out perfectly! I’m holding on to this one :) thank you!

  39. 69

    Made these bars for the first time tonight because I needed a quick treat for some company that was coming over. I was worried how this recipe would come out since I hadn’t tried it yet. Turned out perfectly! Very chocolatey, chewy, and absolutely delicious! Thank you!:)

  40. 71

    I made this tonight and it tastes yummy but is really, really gooey in the middle although the edges look like they’re starting to burn. I don’t have a 9×9 pan so I used 8×8 but they’re obviously too thick. Have you ever used a 7×11 brownie pan for this recipe? I wonder if I should have used that instead.


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